Module 26, REACH Inquiries Under Article 26 (26.001)

  • 30 June 2022
  • 01 July 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 30 June 2022, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • 01 July 2022, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • This Module will be delivered, online, as two, live morning sessions, as detailed.
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  • £250 (+VAT)
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Module 26, REACH Inquiries Under Article 26

GB REACH came into force on the 1st January 2021, bringing with it many duties and deadlines for industry. A key part of the transition was the Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) which allowed those importing from the EU to continue import while getting ready for future GB Registrations.

Those manufacturing substances for the first time or importing for the first time (especially from non-EU suppliers) have to perform immediate Registrations.

As with EU REACH, the first step in the Registration process is the Article 26 Inquiry and although relatively easy to do, there are many pitfalls in terms of preparing the dossier and ensuring suitable supporting analytical data.

This course, delivered live, online over two consecutive mornings, aims to cover the practicalities and theory of the first steps of REACH Registration and to consider what happens after the Inquiry.

Exercises and illustrations of real CSR will be held throughout the day to assist in the understanding of the concepts introduced.

By the end of this session delegates will be able to make an Article 26 inquiry in IUCLID and submit it via the Comply with REACH website. The dossier is the same as needed for EU REACH in case of a need to export to the EU.

Delegates will need the use of a laptop with IUCLID pre-loaded. Ideally, they should have login details if they would like to use their own Comply with REACH / REACH-IT accounts. A training account can be used for those that do not have access to one.

During the practical session, we will demonstrate IUCLID software and spend time discussing the types of analytical data needed and relevance for different types of substance. Many Inquiries are rejected due to a lack of suitable interpretation of analysis to confirm substance identity and purity.

Who Should Attend?

The module is designed for those involved in REACH and the introduction of new substances onto the market.

Those attending should already understand the broad concepts of chemical supply legislation

Ideally, those attending should have the IUCLID software downloaded to be able try working with it as part of the practical support.

    Benefits Of Attending

    Attendance will help ensure that you are up to date with the requirements for the Registration of substances in UK and EU. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 16 on the number attending.

    Module 26 is an introductory course suitable for those with no prior knowledge of REACH or IUCLID software.

    What You Will Learn

    This module will cover the following points.

      • Technical and regulatory background, e.g.:
      • Basic principles of REACH
      • History of GB REACH introductions and relevance of DUINs, Grandfathering and New Registrations of Existing Substances (NRES) as well as first-time novel substances
      • The Inquiry
      • The purpose of Article 26 and avoiding repeat of animal testing
      • Substance sameness
      • IUCLID software
      • Introduction to the software, including 'reference substances' and other internal libraries.
      • Dossier creation steps
      • Difference between GB and EU
      • Analytical processes
      • Introduction to basic analysis (NMR, UV-Vis, IR, Mass-Spectrometry, Chromatography etc
      • Difficulties for inorganic substances
      • Nano-materials
      • Performance and interpretation of analytical data to support substance identity.
      • Expected quality of analytical reports
      • The outcome of the Inquiry
      • Working with other Registration holders
      • Difference between GB and EU REACH (now)
      • The future in the UK?
      • Next levels of REACH - what comes next
      • Types of Registration
      • Further sameness discussion
      • Relevance for read-across or grouping of substances

    Module Tutor

    The training will be given by Mark Selby of Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd. Mark had many years’ experience with a major test house before setting up his own business and runs the very successful CHCS modules on ecotoxicology, advanced SDS writing and Exposure Scenarios.

    Delegate Feedback

    Comments from delegates attending previous CHCS courses:

    “Very skilled presenter with hands-on knowledge”

    “Very good examples provided throughout the day. Very good practical/real time demos”

    “Well delivered. Easy to understand. Good pace. Right amount of information.”

    Module Presentation

    We will deliver this training using online training software, which we have used successfully for other CHCS training courses. You can use the software, free-of-charge on Windows, Macs, smartphones and tablets. 

    The sessions will run live and delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates using the online software. The tutor will use a PowerPoint presentation, just as they would in face-to-face training. We will provide you with copies of the presentation and all other supporting documentation in advance of the training, by email. 


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